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Old 07-01-2010, 07:44 AM   #11 (permalink)
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So discussing guitar's role in jazz seems a bit futile. What kind of jazz? Are you talking big band, gypsy jazz, fusion, swing jazz, modal or what?
You're a bit futile, you insensitive jerk.

I meant where it is in jazz, whats it supposed to do. Its not the easiest to hear most times.
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Old 07-01-2010, 07:52 AM   #12 (permalink)
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It's usually just in the background (part of the rhythm section with the bass, piano, and drums) and helps to fill out chords. Occasionally it has a solo.
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Old 07-01-2010, 07:55 AM   #13 (permalink)
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You're a bit futile, you insensitive jerk.

I meant where it is in jazz, whats it supposed to do. Its not the easiest to hear most times.
I just don't think you can answer that question if you treat all jazz as just "jazz". You gotta differentiate a bit.

Like here, guitar isn't supposed to do anything :



And here it does just about everything :



So what kind of jazz band is the guitarist in you know?
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Old 07-01-2010, 07:58 AM   #14 (permalink)
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Tore. You're a brilliant young man.

Did you think I was asking what guitars role was on Django albums? No I mean when you can see the guy sitting there playing it but he may as well not be. Is he there for sex appeal, or do the other musicians just not like money?
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